On the 25th of February, Julia Pusker (violin), Matthew Scott (clarinet) and I performed the wonderful “Contrasts” by Bartok in the “Harold Craxton” chamber music competition at the Royal Academy of Music. The adjudicator, Daniel Tong, awarded us the First Prize. It was a very special experience because we all love this piece and thanks to very inspiring lessons with Maestro Gyorgy Pauk, we managed to express Bartok’s “contrasting” desires to our best of abilities.
Tomorrow, the 3rd of March, we will play this piece in a concert at RAM at 1:05 pm in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall alongside Stravinsky’s incredible “Soldier’s Tale” and Milhaud delicate and contrasting “Suite”.
Exciting times ahead!